Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1256480

Stella Orangetip
Anthocharis stella

Observation date: June 27, 2020
Submitted by: Team Kweeper
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: June 27, 2020
Coordinator notes: Stella is now known to be a subspecies of Anthocharis Julia. ID is provisional based on occurrence with Clodius Parnassians implying high elevation and date. An Anthocharis subspecies, pseudothoosa, cannot be ruled out. Stella normally has a yellowish flush. DNA and rearing confirm 3 species are in the sara complex-Ken Davenport. I have personally taken worn sara flying with freshly emerged stella.
Checklist region(s): United States, California, Amador County